Yankees Spring Training Notebook: Miguel Andujar optioned to SWB RailRiders

TAMPA, Fla. — Miguel Andujar was one of the first dominoes in the crowded New York Yankees infield to fall this spring. The hard-hitting third baseman was optioned to the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders prior to Sunday’s game against the Miami Marlins after posting a .262 batting average with four home runs and 10 RBI in 42 […]

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Yankees top pitching prospects Justus Sheffield and Chance Adams ready for strong starts

TAMPA, Fla. — Justus Sheffield only made one start for Double-A Trenton in 2016. The 21-year-old southpaw was traded to the New York Yankees on July 31 that season and was assigned to High-A Tampa. But Sheffield quickly pitched his way to Trenton, registering a 3-1 record and 1.75 ERA in five High-A starts. That […]

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Former SWB RailRiders seeing familiar face in Yankees clubhouse this spring in P.J. Pilittere

TAMPA, Fla. — If you bring up P.J. Pilittere’s name in conversation to Aaron Judge, a smile might creep across his face. At least that’s what happened prior to Friday’s game against the Houston Astros. The duo is back together again after the former Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders hitting coach was promoted to the New York Yankees […]

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Spring Training Notebook: Yankees first baseman Tyler Austin making up for lost time

TAMPA, Fla. — This time last year Tyler Austin was in a walking boot and using a scooter to get around the New York Yankees clubhouse. After missing all of spring training last season, it’s an understatement to say that he’s excited to have a camp this time around. While Austin did rebound from that […]

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Gleyber Torres shines in SWB RailRiders’ spring training opener

TAMPA, Fla. — His group was done with its infield work, but Gleyber Torres wanted one more rep. He gets it. So how does he finish the drill? Torres turns to his left to track down a soft pop fly in shallow right field. He nonchalantly completes the play with an impressive over-the-should catch. It’s […]

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Yankees manager Aaron Boone: Tyler Wade is ‘a better player than I thought’

TAMPA, Fla. — Tyler Wade has surprised people at spring training. And that includes New York Yankees manager Aaron Boone. “Yeah, he’s a better player than I thought,” the first-year manager said. “I came in, I think, with some expectations, and the organization thinks very highly of him. But getting to see him and just […]

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Spring Training notebook: Aaron Judge gets a refresher on tampering

TAMPA, Fla. — When Aaron Judge saw Brian Cashman’s name come up on his phone Wednesday night, he knew something was up. And as innocent as it might have been, the former Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders outfielder won’t be campaigning for Manny Machado or any other players to join the New York Yankees moving forward. The two […]

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Minor League Baseball announces pace of play rule changes

Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders games are going to look different this year. They’re going to move a bit faster. Minor League Baseball announced a trio of rule changes on Wednesday that will affect the pace of play in games throughout the minors. Teams will now start with a runner on second base in extra innings, Triple-A and […]

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On the RailRiders: Sending Gleyber Torres back to Triple-A is the right move in the long run

Gleyber Torres is headed back to Moosic. And honestly, it’s not the worst thing in the world. In the long run, it’s probably a good idea. With a strong start to the spring from Tyler Wade and Monday’s signing of Neil Walker, it was only a matter of time until the New York Yankees’ top […]

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Four SWB RailRiders given non-roster spring training invites

Chance Adams, Brady Lail, Cale Coshow and J.P. Feyereisen all played key roles in getting the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders back into the Governors’ Cup Finals for a second straight season. Now they’ve been rewarded. The four prospects, all of whom are not on the New York Yankees 40-man roster, received non-roster invites to the club’s big-league […]

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